Weekly incident summary

21 June 2019 | ISR19- 23 | Go to website
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Week ending 14 June 2019
High level summary of emerging trends and our recommendations to operators.

Reportable incidents: 19
Summarised incidents: 2

This incident summary provides information on reportable incidents and safety advice for the NSW mining industry.

Serious injury | IncNot 0034823

SummaryA worker at an underground coal mine has suffered severe foot injuries. The worker’s right foot entered the confines of a scavenger conveyor. The worker was transported to hospital and underwent emergency surgery.

We are carrying out an investigation into this incident.

Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review the adequacy of their arrangements for guarding and isolation, to protect workers from the risk of entanglement with operating plant.

Dangerous incident | IncNot 0034821

SummaryA release of fluid under pressure occurred when a hydraulic valve failed. A hydraulic diversion valve (bolting/tramming) handle on a continuous miner failed. When operated by the worker, the spool from the valve dislodged and hit the worker in the chest. The worker also suffered eye irritation due to contact with oil mist.
Recommendations to industry: A potential for failure of hydraulic components exists for both new and old equipment. Hydraulic oil spray poses a risk of irritation and burns. First aid facilities must be available to workers for eye injuries and burns.


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The incidents are included for your review. The NSW Resources Regulator does not endorse the findings or recommendations of these incidents. It is your legal duty to exercise due diligence to ensure the business complies with its work health and safety obligations.

International (other non-fatal)

Publication: MinEx NZ
Yet another ADT rollover
A loaded ADT was travelling down a haul road and as it negotiated a bend in the road, the bin rolled onto its side. Although road conditions and the gradient of the decline may have been factors, the findings from the investigation indicated that speed was the major contributing factor.
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*While the majority of incidents are reported and recorded within a week of the event, some are notified outside this time period. The incidents in this report therefore have not necessarily occurred in a one week period. All newly recorded incidents, whatever the incident date, are reviewed by the Chief Inspector and senior staff each week and summarised in this report. For more comprehensive statistical data refer to our Annual Performance Measures Reports.
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